AS Monaco captain Wissam Ben Yedder charged with rape

Wissam Ben Yedder in AS Monaco training

AS Monaco captain Wissam Ben Yedder has been charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual assault. The accusations were made last month.

The charges, as reported by Nice-Matin, were confirmed by the Nice public prosecutor, and a formal investigation has now been opened. The AS Monaco captain is reportedly under judicial supervision, and a bail of €900,000 has been requested.

The alleged events took place on the night of 10th July in Beausoleil. Two women, aged 19 and 20, reportedly lodged the complaint against Ben Yedder and his brother at the police station in Cagnes-sur-Mer. According to RMC Sport, the France international appeared before a magistrate in Nice on Friday.

Monaco Life can confirm that Wissam Ben Yedder was present at first-team training on Friday, and in a press conference held prior to news of the charges, manager Adi Hütter revealed that the accused would remain captain and play against Clermont Foot in Sunday’s Ligue 1 opener.

According to AFP, however, “certain obligations” have been placed upon him by the court, pending the trial.

AS Monaco have not commented on the charges made against the 33-year-old French football player.

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